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Meaning and Origin of: Wenzel

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Slavic : Wreath; glory

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • German : from the personal name Wenzel, a pet form (with the German diminutive suffix -el) of the Middle High German personal name Wenze, a borrowing from Slavic representing a short form of the Old Czech personal name Vęceslav (see Vacek; the borrowing took place before Czech lost its nasal vowels).